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Top 10 Books on Ganesha

September 12, 2016

Top 10 Books on Ganesha

By Sankalpita

Shri Ganesha is one of the most revered Gods in Hindu mythology and what better for way for book lovers to celebrate this festival than by reading one of the Top 10 books available on Lord Ganesha. Most of these books can also be picked up by parents to instil in their children love and respect of their Lord and to introduce them to the ways of Hinduism.  So, without further ado, check out our Top 10 list.

  1. 99 Thoughts on Ganesha by Devdutt Patnaik

99 Thoughts on Ganesha by Devdutt Pattanaik

Pages: 240

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

This book written by India’s best known and foremost mytholo…

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The 15 Best Books on and about India

August 15, 2015

"India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only." – Mark Twain.

The 15 Best Books on India

India is a land of vast diversity. You can easily be lost in its charm or be repulsed by it but still you can never deny the fact that there is in fact no other nation like her. So what better way to celebrate India’s 69th Independence Day than by revisiting the 15 best books which define her as a nation? So …

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The Man Booker Prize 2015 Nominees

July 31, 2015

This year’s Man Booker Prize longlist includes 13 titles, many of which are surprising, and even more surprising is the fact that many titles which we were sure would make it are missing. The notable thing is the two Indian names – Anuradha Roy, for her book “Sleeping on Jupiter” and Sunjeev Sahota for “The Year of the Runaways” in this year’s longlist.

Indian authors missed out on the Booker Prize in 2014, 2013 and 2012. In 2014, Neel Mukherjee’s “The Lives of Others” made it to the short list but the winner was Richard Flanagan’s “Narrow Road to the Deep North”. In 2013,…

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Striking It Rich: Words of Wisdom for New Authors

July 10, 2015

Tips and Advice for New Authors and Writers

By Francis H Powell

Imagine you are a writer, your book is topping the Amazon best seller charts, Hollywood agents are beating at your door, all grappling for the rights to make the film version of your book.  The small poky apartment you had in a prosaic part of the city is a distant memory, as now you have moved to large house in leafy suburbia, equipped with a tennis court, swimming pool and all the trappings of wealth, the fruits of your bulging bank account.  Reviews have been poor, in deed some damn right vitriolic, but what the hell, they needle you and hurt you at times, but the…

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Best Chick-Lits of 2015

July 9, 2015

Best Chick Lits of 2015 | Blog Post

By Sankalpita

We all love our chick-lits but often when we try to seek out our next pick we seem to get lost among the plethora of options that are available online and offline. But Hey reader! Don’t you worry because has cherry picked the best Indian chick-lits of the year 2015 and brought the select seven to look out for this year. So, what are you waiting for? Start working on that romance and chick-lit craved brain of yours today.


  1. Love, Kisses and All Things Warm

Love, Kisses and All Things Warm | Preeti Shenoy | Best Chick Lit 2015

Author: Preeti Shenoy

Publisher: Westland

Pages: 22

This collection which w…

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HarperCollins To Publish Harper Lee’s Second Novel

February 5, 2015

By Kc


HarperCollins have revealed today that they would be releasing a second novel by Harper Lee.

Harper Lee, who has written only one book so far, albeit the highly acclaimed “To Kill A Mocking Bird” had also started on another book called “Go Set A Watchman”, a sequel to her award winning one and only book.

In a statement released by the publisher, the 88 year old Harper Lee said, “In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called ‘Go Set a Watchman’. It features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was ta…

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When History Meets Mystery

July 5, 2014

By Satyarth Nayak

when history meets mystery

 While many may contemptuously flick history as tales of the dead and gone, it has in recent times emerged as the proverbial cow that thriller writers are milking away. The art of combining fascinating history with delectable mystery has been around for some years now and will continue to do so for a while. The recipe is not exactly a guarded secret. Take a historical event or an esoteric legend, preferably lesser known to keep the surprise element intact. Add a tablespoon of mystery. Throw in a pinch of murder, a dash of characters racing against time and a generous lump…

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Best Indian Authors and Their Novels (in English)

June 11, 2014


I’ve been trying to compile this list for a long time now. Every time I start, I get stuck up at zeroing in on the names. There are so many great writers from India, and of Indian origin, that it is difficult to keep the list short. Though I’m not a great fan of literary fictions and tend to incline towards mysteries and thriller, I have tried by best to be unbiased and impartial, and include writers across all the genres. So here it is.

best Indian authors and their books


 r k narayan   Unarguably the best and foremost Indian writer in English, R.K. Narayan’s novels and short-stories…

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Where are the World's Famous Authors Buried?

February 7, 2014


Even after their deaths, authors continue to live through their books. They are read during their times, are being read now and will be read till the end of time. Even in their deaths, they leave words of wisdom on their graves and tombstones. We have compiled a list of burial sites of the world’s most famous authors, and the inscriptions on their graves.

where are the authors buried


Shakespeare is most widely known for his plays Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, etc. He died in the year 1616 at the age of 52. He is buried in the chancel…

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Harry Potter and the Indian Connection

February 5, 2014


A list of the Indian connections found in Harry Potter books.

 harry potter and the indian connection

  1. Parvati Patil, the witch who attends the Yule Ball with Harry Potter and seen throughout the movie series is actually of Indian origin
  2. Parvati Patil also finds an identical twin in her sister Padma Patil, and both of them are the daughters of Indian parents Mr. & Mrs Patil
  3. Together the two sisters are seen dancing with Harry and Ron at the Yule Ball dance. During the dance, both Parvati and Padma are seen wearing the traditional Indian dress Lehenga, Choli and Dupatta and are adorned with the traditional Indi…

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